Print Performance & Quality
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Optimizing Printing Speed
You may find that printing speed sometimes leaves something to be desired. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to improve printing speed when using the Quick Print option as this process uses a PDF printer built into eForms that cannot be adjusted by the end-user. If you use the Preview and Print option instead, you may be able to improve print speeds slightly as this process previews all print jobs in Adobe Reader and uses the print routines in Adobe Reader to send the data to the printer. The print settings for Adobe Reader can be modified by the end-user and, depending on the Reader version you are using, the following tips might help improve printing speed when using Adobe Reader:
1. Print the document as an image. To do this:
2. Reduce the print resolution (dpi, or dots per inch). To do this:
Data Prints Outside of Fields on Pre-Printed Forms
When using Preview and Print Adobe Reader will be used to print PDF reports. To ensure accurate data placement, you must first turn off all scaling options within Adobe Reader. This will allow the printed reports to meet the requirements of CRA and RQ. Failure to do so may result in data printing outside of many fields and cause your submission to be unacceptable. Scaling is not a concern when using the Quick Print button to send reports directly to your printer as this will use eForms' internal printing functions rather than Adobe Reader.
Follow these steps to turn off scaling in Adobe Reader (setting description and location will vary by Adobe Reader version):
1. Click on the File menu in Adobe Reader
2. Click on the Print option
3. About 1/2 of the way down there is an option referring to Page Sizing & Handling, ensure that this option is set to Actual size.
4. Data should now fit in the appropriate fields throughout the form